Contents tagged with A Pleasant Little Kitchen

  • Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

    Tags: A Pleasant Little Kitchen, Easter, casseroles

    Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

    This year for Easter I want to make something that is comforting, is make-ahead friendly and reminds me of past family gatherings.

    My Aunt Linda has a chicken casserole recipe that the entire family has swooned over for decades. Still to this day, when anyone talks of “Amy’s Favorite Chicken Casserole” there’s a …

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  • Shrimp and Asparagus Gratin

    Tags: A Pleasant Little Kitchen

    Post and images by guest blogger, Rebecca White, of A Pleasant Little Kitchen. 

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    Dinner doesn’t need to be daunting. It should be an experience where you improve your craft as a Creative Dinner Creator.

    That’s the way I view it at least, and as the kids get older and the schedules seem to …

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  • Weeknight Salmon and Asparagus

    Tags: A Pleasant Little Kitchen, Weeknight Meals, Fish

     

    Post and images by guest blogger, Rebecca White, of A Pleasant Little Kitchen. 

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    Quick weeknight meals don’t have to revolve around the microwave or the drive-thru. In fact, the oven can quickly become your weeknight best friend with this simple technique: sheet-pan cooking.

    Sheet-Pan dinners …

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  • Instant Pot Hot Cocoa Bread Pudding

    Tags: A Pleasant Little Kitchen, Instant Pot, Pressure Cooking

    Post and images by guest blogger, Rebecca White, of A Pleasant Little Kitchen. 

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    Did you know that baking in the Instant Pot is a thing? Well it is, and I am happy to introduce this concept to you if you don’t already know.

    One of the key features of the Instant Pot is its ability to pressure cook …

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  • Instant Pot Linguini with Spicy Shrimp and Arugula

    Tags: A Pleasant Little Kitchen, Instant Pot, Pressure Cooking

    Post and images by guest blogger, Rebecca White, of A Pleasant Little Kitchen. 

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    I love pasta. There are times that I think, perhaps, I was born in the wrong country and that Italy should have been my true birthplace.

    Anyone else?

    One thing I know about Italian cooking lore is that the cook never breaks …

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  • Instant Pot Rosemary Meatball Sliders

    Tags: A Pleasant Little Kitchen, Instant Pot, Pressure Cooking

    Post and images by guest blogger, Rebecca White, of A Pleasant Little Kitchen. Visit her full blog or find out more about her here. It seems that many of us “pressure” cook every weekday. Wouldn’t it make sense to embrace how weeknight cooking feels and use a pressure cooker in the kitchen?The Instant Pot has taken home cooks by storm these past few years. This …

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  • New Year's Eve Shirley Temples

    Tags: A Pleasant Little Kitchen, New Year's Eve, Drinks

    Post and images by guest blogger, Rebecca White, of A Pleasant Little Kitchen. 

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    There’s no need to plan two different New Year’s Eve elixirs to let everyone in your household feel celebratory. Mix one drink, two ways, and you’ll reach the hearts of all partygoers.

    The star of …

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  • Endive and Butter Lettuce Green Apple Salad

    Tags: A Pleasant Little Kitchen, Salad, Apple Recipes

    Post and images by guest blogger, Rebecca White, of A Pleasant Little Kitchen. 

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    Something bright green and friendly caught my eye the other day at Market Street and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The brilliant color and most interestingly, the leaves of this lettuce stayed with me.

    My go-to …

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  • Pan Seared Lamb Chops

    Tags: A Pleasant Little Kitchen, Holidays, Lamb

    Post and images by guest blogger, Rebecca White, of A Pleasant Little Kitchen. 

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    This December, create a holiday meal that dinner guests will be talking about alllll next year.

    Pan Seared Lamb Chops is just the recipe to create an elegant, memorable and quick (hoorah!) holiday meal.

     

    Why are lamb …

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  • Spiced Apple Upside-Down Cake

    Tags: A Pleasant Little Kitchen, Apple Recipes, Cake

    Post and images by guest blogger, Rebecca White, of A Pleasant Little Kitchen. 

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    This summer my daughter asked me to make a pineapple upside-down cake.

    “Absolutely! That sounds like fun!”

    I did have intentions to make this cake, I really did… but all the swimming, summer camps, road …

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